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We Need To Lift One Another As Musicians- Herbert Ssensamba

Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Herbert Ssensamba has said that musicians need to lift each other instead of engaging in useless fights against each other.

While appearing on RX Radio’s Groove Cafe hosted by Crystal Newman, the vocalist confessed that even though he is a band vocalist, he is more attracted to R&B music because of the unity and support held and given to other singers by Hiphop artists.

“I've had nice relationships with Hiphop artists because they are supportive and friendly unlike other mainstream artists that are always fighting. We need to start again and build each other and mentor the young artists to grow together. That is why I like HipHop artists because they let positive competition reign between them.”

He went on to say, “ In all the years I've been a performing musician, I've also performed with mainstream artists in the industry and managed to do almost every big gig in town. So sometimes talent takes you from one step to another without having to be at rivalry with others because one singer can't be a star alone since we are different artists who can be appreciated for our specialities.”

While the singer recognises the negative impacts of the lockdown on the music industry, he attested to having been busy making and producing music with the lockdown providing him ample time to rest.

“I have a new album called ‘Different’ coming out in April next year. These past two years, I have been the most active gig man around town. When I went to perform at the State house, they asked me what I wanted and instead of asking for money, I asked for a letter that allows me to move around. So I've been doing gigs wherever.”

He added, “At the end of the day, I had to think outside the box because I would have asked for cash but I realised it wouldn’t take me long. So I found another way and it has pushed me for the last two years. I've been able to record my songs and get enough rest. Im working with A Pass, Producer Peter Wana and Steve Keyz of Swangz on my album that will be released on 29th April 2022.

The Groove Cafe with Crystal Newman airs every Weekday from 4-5pm on RX Radio.

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